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Lost Islands (2008)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 July 2008 (Israel)
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A family in the 80s with five kids get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Ofer Levi
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Erez Levi
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Avraham Levi
Orly Silbersatz Banai ...
Sima Levi (as Orly Silbersatz)
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Neta
Ofer Shechter ...
Boaz aka Savta
Pini Tavger ...
David Levi
Michal Levi ...
Shimha
Yigal Adika ...
Avner Levi
Gilat Ankori ...
Gila Levi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Assaf Cohen ...
Noam
Guy Kresner ...
Ido Levi
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Michal Mizrahi
Jonathan Rozen ...
Lansky
Gal Zaid ...
Savta's father
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The year is 1980. The Levis, a large family with a unique lifestyle, live in what was then a rather naive State of Israel. Mr. Levi lectures his children daily on the importance of fulfilling their dreams, while his wife preaches absolute family loyalty. The family's twin boys both fall in love with a new girl in town. Erez, our hero, discovers how difficult it is to balance family loyalty against fulfillment of one's personal dreams. Matters become increasingly complicated when Erez somehow causes a severe family crisis. Beset by guilt feelings, he attempts to escape his fate, somehow exchanging dreams with his twin brother. He is drafted into a commando unit of the Israeli Army, just as his brother always dreamed of doing, while Ofer remains at home to take care of his broken family and has an affair with the love of Erez's life. Can Erez challenge destiny? Of what value is the life of someone who does not fulfill his dreams? Written by Anonymous

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French certificate # 121001. See more »

Goofs

When Erez and Neta wake up in the sea shore, the Hertzelia marina and residential buildings are clearly seen. They were built only in the 2000s. See more »

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Features The Lost Islands (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Come On Eileen
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Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
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An amusing family with a serious human weakness
7 July 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

When we left the theater after this movie, my wife took the opportunity to urge strangers to see it. It's that impressive.

Childhood in an Israeli town of 1980 looks idyllic, and Erez, his twin brother Ofer, and their family all make the most of it, full of love, humor, and optimism; but it seems that the force that turns the generational wheels-- the magnetism of the opposite sex-- is a weakness that threatens the smooth course of life for them all both as individuals and as a family.

Michael Moshonov and Oshri Cohen are perhaps the most unlikely-looking set of twins since Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwartzenegger, and Cohen doesn't have the face of the glib joke-cracker he portrays, but their acting sells their relationship and the acting of the older performers is even better. A continuity glitch or two is forgiven as the movie packs in enough wit, twists of fate, and characterization for three times its length.


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